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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on Floating Buildings & Hydro-Cities

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on Floating Buildings & Hydro-Cities

Architect Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio.nl has been fascinating the Inhabitat editors for years with his innovative floating buildings and aqua-tecture. Far from being confined by convention -- or by the

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The World’s Most Beautiful Street is a Tree-Filled Oasis in the Heart of Porto Alegre, Brazil

The World’s Most Beautiful Street is a Tree-Filled Oasis in the Heart of Porto Alegre, Brazil

The Tipuana trees along Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho were planted in the 1930's and they have grown into a shady neighborhood canopy for the past 70 years. In 2005, construction of a mall in the area

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Moscow Agglomeration Competition Unveils Sustainable Master Plans for the City of the Future

Moscow Agglomeration Competition Unveils Sustainable Master Plans for the City of the Future

France’s Antoine Grumbach & Associes SA with Wilmotte & Associes SA won the prize for the overall planning of Moscow. The winner in the category for the best solution for the new federal

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COLAB Offers Up Sustainable Design Solutions for Car-centric Markham, Canada

COLAB Offers Up Sustainable Design Solutions for Car-centric Markham, Canada

City Systems is a multi-year project conducted by the Institute without Boundaries (IwB) at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. The project helps students studying 'Interdisciplinary Design Strategy'

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Philadelphia Plants Its Very First Bus Stop Green Roof!

Philadelphia Plants Its Very First Bus Stop Green Roof!

Roofmeadow's plan, well executed this first time around, is to take existing bus stops and turn them green. The 60 square foot bus stop green roof at 15th and Market was based off of Roofmeadow's idea to

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WALKSCORE: Calculate Your Neighborhood’s Walkability!

WALKSCORE: Calculate Your Neighborhood’s Walkability!

In the way of eco-minded transportation, it really doesn't get much greener than your own two feet- ah yes, those two built-in vehicles that we all-too often forget these days. Aside from the lack of

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